by Jessica Yaniv | November 4, 2018 2:00 pm
Pioneering managed service delivers a VMware-based private cloud in AWS, customer data centers and hosted environments
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace® has expanded its Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) portfolio to deliver the future of multi-cloud. Today, with the launch of Rackspace Managed VMware Cloud™ on AWS, Rackspace is evolving its private cloud portfolio to give customers new ways of deploying workloads across public and private clouds in any location, using a single, industry-standard set of tools and processes. Rackspace is helping customers overcome many of the challenges they face with multi-cloud operations, including standard workflows, consistent APIs, easier access to native services across clouds, simpler geographical expansion, compliance with data sovereignty policies and business continuity, cost-effective disaster recovery, and on-demand flexible capacity.
Rackspace is focused on providing modern IT as a service for its customers, and continues to transform IT delivery by offering unbiased, multi-cloud expertise, an unrivaled portfolio of cloud services, and familiar automation and management tools. This next generation cloud solution delivers greater flexibility for customers to run each VMware workload where it makes the most sense – in VMware Cloud on AWS, in their own data center or hosted in a geo-specific location, along with the consistency of a unified infrastructure that bridges private and public clouds. With thousands of VMware and AWS certifications across hundreds of experts, Rackspace is uniquely positioned to help customers integrate multiple clouds to meet their business requirements.
“This is a game changer in the cloud industry, and with thousands of VMware and AWS certifications across hundreds of experts, Rackspace is a strategic partner to help customers that want to move to VMware Cloud on AWS and further modernize their applications with native AWS services,” said Peter FitzGibbon, vice president and general manager of Rackspace managed services for VMware. “Enterprises can now run every application in the best location, optimizing price, reliability, performance and security for every workload while using familiar tools, processes and APIs, which enterprises already use today. We deliver this as a fully managed service, making consumption simple while delivering the outcomes our customers expect.”
“Every organization is on a multi-cloud journey. Enterprises today have three primary choices when moving to the cloud – managed private, hybrid or public cloud. Regardless of environment, the trend toward using multiple cloud providers to meet business requirements is undeniable,” said Ajay Patel, senior vice president and general manager, cloud provider software business unit, VMware. “Rackspace has built the expertise and multi-cloud services portfolio to help customers succeed in today’s digital world, and the new Rackspace Managed VMware Cloud on AWS service will enable their customers to run production applications across vSphere-based private, hosted public environments, with optimized access to AWS services.”
Rackspace’s strategy is to deliver common cloud APIs to any type of cloud resource so that enterprises can avoid being locked-in to a specific cloud. Rackspace offers the unbiased expertise to deliver the right multi-cloud strategy for an enterprise even at an application-by-application basis. This portable cloud API strategy, delivered as a managed service, removes barriers to enterprises’ multi-cloud challenges by providing the next generation multi-cloud, which accelerates innovation, optimizes economics and eases migration to the cloud. Rackspace Managed VMware Cloud on AWS provides:
These options combine to simplify procedures across multiple clouds for customers. Rackspace is committed to delivering unbiased multi-cloud expertise across platforms and expanding its entire managed cloud portfolio to meet the evolving needs of customers on both the managed public and private cloud.
Rackspace will be at VMworld Europe from Nov. 5-9, booth P313, where the team of cloud experts are available for meetings to discuss multi-cloud transformation and any other questions related to its expanding portfolio.
Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. By delivering IT as a service, we help customers of all industries, sizes and locations, across private and public sectors, realize the power of digital transformation without the complexity and expense of managing it on their own. Our comprehensive portfolio of managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure on the world’s leading public and private cloud platforms enables us to provide unbiased expertise. Rackspace has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Learn more at www.rackspace.com.
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